USMC Cyberspace Exercise Designer

US-CA-Twentynine Palms
3 months ago
Regular Full-Time


Cyberspace Exercise Designer assist in developing, integrating, maintaining and analyzing cyberspace integration efforts (management of cyber story-lines/injects) into Marine Corps Tactical Operations Group’s (MCTOG) Tactical MAGTF Integration Courses (TMIC) and Battle Staff Training Program (BSTP) adaptive training programs.


The incumbent must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to train Ground Combat Elements (Regimental and Battalion staffs), Special Purpose MAGTF staffs and Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) staff to succeed in a simulated (constructive) hostile electromagnetic (EM) environment.



  • The incumbent should understand how threat cyberspace efforts impact Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) networks throughout the range of military operations (Forcible Access, Crisis Response, Security Cooperation, etc.).
  • The incumbent is responsible to Exercise Control (ExCon) officer in charge (OIC), who is assisted by the Design Team Lead to develop, synchronize, and manage storylines and Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) injects to provide realistic training scenarios for training units/audiences.
  • The incumbent maybe required to travel up to an estimated 20% of the time. 
  • Provide analysis, assessments, and recommendations on cyberspace efforts integration into the exercise to the Exercise Design Team Lead/ExCon OIC.
  • Participate in MCTOG, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Marine Aviation Weapons Tactics Squadron-One (MAWTS-1), Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG), Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) and Marine Staff Training Program (MSTP) conferences to facilitate long term planning in order to optimize asset allocation and storyline synchronization.
  • Oversee development of geographically correct and reality-based threat EM/cyber scenarios, threads, and injects to facilitate ground operations for inclusion into Joint Master Scenario Events List (JMSEL) during exercises.
  • Guide the research and development of realistic exercise-related cyber intelligence products that support the exercise’s objectives and influence the operations process (e.g. design process, Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP), targeting cycle, assessment process).
  • Prioritize and coordinate daily and long-term efforts with assigned intelligence OIC or his/her designated representative.
  • Prepare reports, briefs, and instructions to MCTOG’s students and staff and conduct presentations and platform instruction as directed.
  • Prioritize and coordinate essential tasks required to support MCTOG’s participation in Marine Corps Battle Staff Training Program (BSTP) conducted during Mission Rehearsals Exercise/Command Post Exercises (MRX/CPXs).
  • Supervise the development of geographically specific and reality based cyberspace scenarios, threads, and injects to facilitate cyber operations for inclusion into Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) during MRX.
  • Participate in exercise planning conferences to ensure early contact with deploying forces to facilitate pre-deployment training and MRX preparation.  Mentor ground combat element regimental and battalion staffs to consider cyberspace effects in planning in coordination with the units’ Intelligence, Operations, Information Operations, Fires, and Communications sections. Coordinate and provide cyber training and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to Marine Corps SP MAGTF units prior to, during, and post MRX as required.
  • Support cyberspace Programs of Instruction (POI) development through development of contemporary and emerging cyberspace practical application scenarios.
  • Maintain liaison with MARFORCYBER, MCSB, MCNOSC, CEWID, and MCIOC in order to sustain the MCTOG Cyberspace Operations incorporation’s relevancy and accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Civilian Education:  Must have a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum.


Military Education:  Career Level School (Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS)) and/or Intermediate Level School (Command & Staff equivalent) is preferred for those with an officer background. USMC Staff NCO Academy and Infantry Unit Leader Course (IULC) (or equivalent) is preferred for those with an enlisted background.

  • Former military officer or senior staff NCO with operations and training experience—USMC background highly preferred.
  • One or more deployments to expeditionary or contingency operations required.    Deployments to OIF/OEF highly preferred.
  • 10 years of military experience minimum, 20 plus years preferred.
  • Service on senior military staff; experience conducting Joint and Marine Corps Planning Processes—both deliberate and rapid planning processes—required.
  • Experience with Interagency and other governmental entities to include elements of Cyber Command preferred.
  • Experience with Joint Exercise Community a plus.
  • Served in key billet within battalion level operations required.
  • Knowledge of Joint and USMC targeting processes required.
  • Experience in Joint planning, doctrine and operations.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills. 
  • Shall possess a valid TS/SCI security clearance.



Physical Demands

Frequent sitting, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing and seeing up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; occasional walking or standing, occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment

Work is performed in both an office setting, and outdoors. May operate in a Spartan environment where there is potential exposure to venomous snakes, poisonous plants, steep terrain, hot and cold dry and humid weather. Shipboard planning sites may be a requirement, and time underway may be required as necessary. May be exposed to sharp objects, some heat, loud noise, chemicals and vibration. Use of personal protective equipment is mandatory. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.

Work Schedule

40 hours per week and occasional overtime, with prior supervisor approval, as required to maintain operations and support the mission.


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